Former Dundee player Declan Gallagher has been jailed for his part in a baseball bat attack outside a Lanarkshire hotel.
The 24-year-old assaulted Steven Findlay at the Parkville Hotel in Blantyre along with his friend Anthony Murray in April 2013.
Both Gallagher and Murray were found guilty of repeatedly punching and kicking Mr Findlay on the head and body, knocking him to the ground and striking him on the head with a baseball bat or similar implement to his severe injury and danger of life.
The former Dens Park defender was sentenced to three years at the Hamilton Sheriff Court while Murray was sentenced to three years for his part in the attack on Mr Findlay and four months for an assault on the victim’s girlfriend to be served concurrently.
Gallagher made 60 appearances for the Dark Blues between 2012 and 2014 and was part of the Championship-winning side.
He had spent the last season with Livingston but was released from his contract at the end of the season.
For more on this story see Thursday’s Courier.